This call for solutions for the COVID-19 Echo Period is for organisations in the following countries (based on mutual consent between participating national funding bodies):

  • Austria (Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft - FFG)
  • Canada (National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program - NRC IRAP)
  • Denmark (Innovation Fund Denmark - IFD)
  • France (Bpifrance)
  • The Netherlands (Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland - RVO)
  • Spain (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnologico Industrial - CDTI)
  • Turkey (Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştırma Kurumu - TÜBİTAK)

Special focus

Participants are invited to submit research and innovation project proposals aiming to provide short to medium-term responses to COVID-19 specific needs.

These may include (but are not limited to):

  • Infection prevention and protection
  • Sanitation technology
  • Diagnostics and testing
  • Therapeutics, vaccines and medicines
  • Disease-tracking technology, analytical solutions for health systems
  • Smart technology for COVID-19 patients
  • Smart technologies and support systems for critical production and supply chains under lockdown
  • Safe mobility: migration data and trends, regional risk monitoring, protection of isolated and risk groups, safe use of public transports
  • Education technologies and digital workplace.


  • Eureka application deadline - 15 May 2020
  • Project start - 3 August 2020 (latest)
  • Project duration - up to 12 months
  • Project results implementation - within 6 months of project completion (with a preference for quicker launches)


  • The consortium should include at least two organisations independent of each other from at least two of the participating countries.
  • Funding assistance follows each national funding body's (NFB) funding regulations.
  • The project partners must express their willingness to cooperate, on a win-win/fair basis in the development of a new product, industrial process or service.
  • The product, process or service must be innovative and there must be a technological risk involved.
  • The project must have a civilian purpose.
  • The project should benefit all involved partners in a well-balanced consortium.
  • The project should have an obvious advantage and added value resulting from the technologic cooperation between the participants (e.g. increased knowledge base, commercial leads, access to R&D infrastructure, etc.).
  • The duration of the project may not exceed 12 months.
  • Projects are expected to start by August 3 2020. Participants must discuss with their NFB about the expected start date of their activities. NFB regulations may apply.
  • Product, service or process implementation or market launch should happen no later than 6 months after project completion.

Each participating NFB may apply additional eligibility criteria based on their national regulations. Applicants are strongly advised, prior to submitting the application, to contact their NFB to discuss their project idea, and verify their and their project's eligibility.

Partners from other Eureka countries or countries outside of the Eureka network can also participate, but funding must be secured within the deadlines of the call.

Funding conditions and rules for SPAIN

Specific national/ regional rules

CDTI will support industrial research, technological development (R&D projects) or activities very close to the market (Innovation projects). Potential beneficiaries are Spanish companies. Universities and research centers could take part as subcontractors.

Eligible costs and funding rates

The features of the two main funding tool for projects under this call in Spain is available here:

Additional documents required

Each company must complete and submit the funding application to CDTI at the same time as the international application. Funding decision is expected within 2 months after submitting an eligible funding application. It is mandatory that project activities do not start before submitting the funding applications to CDTI. For further information, please contact CDTI.


There are two stages to the submission and assessment process.

Stage 1: Eureka application

All partners must complete the Eureka project application form online. The form must be completed in English.

Stage 2: National applications

If required by their NFB, project participants will submit a related national funding application - taking into account all relevant national procedures and submission rules. Submission deadlines might differ between the participating NFBs. See the additional documents for this information.

Successful applications are put through for a Eureka label.


From to

(IRYCIS deadline)

Funding bodyCDTI (EUREKA)

FundingSpain: mix loan-grant (flexible amount)

Contact details

Contacto IRYCIS

Ana Moreno: ambofarull(ELIMINAR) / 91 336 9016

Laura Barreales: laura.barreales(ELIMINAR) / 91 336 8964

Contacto CDTI

Óscar Fernández Moyano

Contact person by email

+34 91 581 5607